The Haylou is one of the most famous and best producers of affordable earbuds is back with a new upgrade of Haylou X1 called the Haylou X1 Pro. This upgrade gives the earphones an improved look with a better design and with clear detailed sound, powerful bass, great battery life, and the latest Bluetooth 5.2 technology, they support AAC Audio Codecs and feature Hybrid Active Noise Canceling. And it was equipped with several sound modes and there are many more. and most importantly, at an attractive and affordable price for anyone, it seems that they offer everything. But that’s on paper, so it might be different in reality? So today we are here to find out the answer.

Haylou X1 Pro Earbuds Review

Haylou X1 Pro Features

  • Innovative Design & Comfortable Fit
  • 35dB ANC – Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation
  • 6-Mic Smart Call Noise Cancellation
  • Bluetooth 5.2 Chip
  • AAC Audio Codecs
  • Low latency Mode
  • Transparency Mode
  • Pop-up Window
  • 40h long playtime
Haylou X1 Pro Earbuds Review

Design And Build Quality

Charging Case

From the aesthetic, Haylou adopts a simple and elegant design. The charger case, which is capsule shape with a compact size enough to fit in a pocket, and light at just 50g, is made of smooth matte black plastic and does not show scratches or finger marks, On the front is the brand name “Haylou” written in a different shade of grey for an attractive look, and on the side is a multi-function button. It looks sturdy, compact and in principle should withstand any fall or accidental impact without problems.

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There is also a long slot in the center of the front to open the case, which is surrounded by a built-in magnet for easy opening and closing with one hand. Once opened, there is room for the earbuds with an automatic charging start. Under the notch is an LED light that glows blue that indicating charging and power.

The bottom of the charging case is not flat which makes it unstable on surfaces, Last but not least is the USB-C charging port on the underside, which would have been better if it had been placed elsewhere, especially on non-wireless charging cases.

Haylou X1 Pro Earbuds

Looking at the design, The feel of the Haylou X1 Pro Wireless Headphone is excellent and these are well-made with a compact and have an in-ear format with a small design, short stem and in terms of width at least they are much smaller than others on the market. design in a matte black finish while the exterior features a touch panel, and most importantly the body is Lightweight at only about 4.5g to be comfortable on the ear while on the go with the help of interchangeable silicone tip with rounded holes to relieve pressure inside the earpiece for a better fit and isolating sound. I find the X1 Pro comfortable to wear and the fit feels secure and has a perfect shape; It is ergonomically designed to passively block out background noise and distractions.

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Also, “L” and “R” logos are printed at the bottom of the headphone grip to distinguish the left and right ears. Besides the touch control, there is a magnetic charging connector and with a total of 6 microphones, 3 for each bud, which is responsible for reducing ambient noise for good and clear sound reception during calls and to accurately distinguish between human voice and noise.

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Touch Control Panel

To control the Haylou X1 Pro, there is a high-precision touch control panel on the top of the earbud that can achieve precise control with responsive touch sensitivity that’s big enough that you don’t have to use your fingers very precisely to get things done. The earbuds don’t use the app – all functions are handled by long-pressing or tapping on the earbuds like play, pause, skip tracks, take calls, reject calls, turn on ANC.

Haylou X1 Pro Earbuds Review
  • Tap any earbud once to play/pause or answer call/hang up.
  • Double-tap L or R to Next Song/Previous
  • Triple-tap to Enter/Exit Low Latency Mode
  • Press & Hold for 4s to Switch ANC Mode
Haylou X1 Pro Earbuds Review

Yes, the controls are very intuitive but a bit too many and it takes a while to get used to it, but once you get used to it, the system works just fine.

How To Pair Haylou X1 Pro

Haylou X1 Pro offers strong compatibility with both IOS and Android devices with quick and easy pairing thanks to adopting a premium chipset that uses Bluetooth 5.2 for stable and powerful transmission, lower delay, and smoother connection for high sound quality. and supports the most popular audio decoding for SBC and AAC, unfortunately, there is no aptX Adaptive codec. And you can enjoy music up to 10m long even with thin walls between you and your device.

Haylou X1 Pro Earbuds Review

However, pairing in X1 Pro is the same as any wireless earbuds, quick and easy all you have to do is open the charging case and take them out and they will automatically turn on and enter the pairing state. Immediately after that, open the Bluetooth interface of the smartphone, the “Haylou X1 Pro” earphone will automatically be recognized, click it, and the pairing is completed successfully. Pairing is done manually once, after which it’s automatic and fast with Bluetooth enabled, just remove it from the box and use it.

Haylou X1 Pro Earbuds Review

When using a recent Xiaomi smartphone, you can see the Haylou X1 Pro pop-up animation effect, which supports pop-up to display the power status of the earphone and earphone box.

Performance Overview

Haylou makes sure the earbuds can deliver a good audio experience with dynamic drivers, and the ANC mode is able to reduce background noise up to 35dB. and Transparency Mode in reverse, amplifying ambient sound, so you can listen to people talking without having to pause your song. There is also a built-in microphone that can be used for phone calls.

Haylou X1 Pro Earbuds Review

Haylou X1 Pro Audio Quality

In terms of sound quality, the Haylou X1 Pro earphones have a great stereo effect and powerful dynamic range for all types of music with excellent treble, mid-tones, and bass. Equipped with dynamic drivers that give you surprisingly clean sound with little to no noise when the ultra-low frequencies let you know where each singer was positioned, the intensity of their voice, and instrument discrimination was good and everything felt very balanced. So the X1 Pro was great in that regard.

Overall, The sound on the earbuds is second to none. Even when the volume was fully turned up, there was no distortion coming from the low end. What is lacks are some details, which is a logical factor for an earbud in this category.

Most of the time the sound quality has been excellent with nice, tight, captivating bass for a great little pair of budget earbuds, with nice, tight, captivating bass.

Sound Modes

One of the main features of the Haylou X1 Pro is the variety of audio modes available. Which includes ANC mode and Transparency mode or Low Latency mode as well. Each of these modes has a unique purpose depending on your need.

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Hybrid Active Noise Canceling

In addition to the sound quality, Hybrid ANC technology and an advanced noise-reduction algorithm make for a really great combination as it reduces any background sound, noise, or sound effects and intelligently cancels each one by emitting the exact opposite frequency up to 35dB, which means it can filter out up to 95% of outside noise. The downside is that there’s only a microphone dedicated to this feature, so it’s better to think of it as noise reduction rather than complete cancellation. That is why you can hear some slight noise, and activating and disabling ANC will not give you that dazzling impression and there will not be a significant impact on the sound quality, but it is acceptable in this category. To make it simple, the high end of the background noise will still be audible, helping with directionality, but the bass and mids no longer block the music.

Haylou X1 Pro Earbuds Review

Transparency Modes

The earbud will make a fast switch to transparency mode, this allows you to simultaneously capture ambient noise while the music is still playing. You can still hear the traffic, someone talking, and footsteps, but it’s a bit muffled.

Low Latency Mode

The Haylou X1 Pro earbuds will provide low latency for gaming and watching a video. That’s why FPS gaming is a viable option with these headphones by making sure that the sound effects sync properly with your screen at all times. It is a perfect feature that works very well if you are a Fortnite, Battlefield Mobile, or PUBG, it makes a difference but there is still some lag. For watching a video, the sound on your smartphone screen matches what you see on the screen without delay.

Haylou X1 Pro Earbuds Review

Call Quality

In addition to the audio on the Haylou X1 Pro voice dialing performed well. It sounded better and was above average because the earbuds were under $50, so call quality is excellent and that’s because it’s equipped with noise reduction technology, it’s supposed to eliminate background noise and pick up your voice very clearly without picking up all the sounds surrounding you from echo or other interference, and your voice on the other end can be heard correctly, even in crowded places.

Haylou X1 Pro Earbuds Review

Haylou X1 Pro Battery And Charging Time

In terms of battery, the Haylou X1 Pro charging case is equipped with a built-in 400mAh Li-Polymer battery and provides the user with about 15 additional hours of uninterrupted playback. And each X1 Pro bud has a 45mAh battery, with ANC off we should get up to 8 hours, and with ANC on we get about 6 hours. Total battery life can be about 24 hours with the charging case, and the headphones can be recharged up to 3 or 34 times before they need new power, which is great, and the autonomy is above average if we compare it to other headphones.

Haylou X1 Pro Earbuds Review

When you put the earphone into the charging case, the earphone will automatically enter into the charging state. The storage box itself can be recharged in about 2.5 hours. The case is recharged via Type-C on the case back. Unfortunately, there is no support for wireless charging.

Low Battery Prompt of Charging Case: Less than 30%, LED1 flashes 3 times every 2s, and goes out after 1 minute of continuous circulation.


If you are looking for an upgrade or simply want to try a new version of these inexpensive earbuds that offer a good value; Look no further. The Haylou X1 Pro Wireless Earbuds are an excellent pair of wireless headphones with a compact design that is comfortable and secure.
Among the most important features are the three modes, ANC, Low Latency Mode, and Transparency Mode. It offers decent battery life, sound quality and volume levels are excellent, the bass was strong, and the mids and highs were very clear without distortion or hum. Plus audio decoding for SBC and AAC support. So X1 Pro delivers high-quality audio at an affordable price. So pairing with my phone is quick and easy. The controls are also easy to learn and simple, so the earbuds deliver high-quality sound at an affordable price and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone who needs high-quality earphones at a low cost! And if you want to raise the level I recommend checking out the SoundPEATS Mini Pro with a very similar design and better audio and enjoying many sound modes.

Haylou X1 Pro Earbuds Review

Haylou X1 Pro Price And Where To Buy

The Haylou X1 Pro is not currently available for sale. You can check it out in an AliExpress Store as soon as it becomes available.

What’s in the Box?

  • Haylou X1 Pro Bluetooth Earbuds
  • Type-C Charging Cable
  • Charging Case
  • Interchangeable Ear Tips
  • User Manual

Haylou X1 Pro Specifications

Color: Black
Wireless connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2
Charging interface: Type-C
Communication range: 10m (open environment without obstacles)
Battery life: 40 hours (with charging case, without ANC on)
Earbud battery capacity: 45mAh
Charging case capacity: 400mAh
Earbuds charging time: About 2 hours
Case charging time: About 3 hours
Supported protocols: SBC / AAC / A2DP / AVRCP / HFP